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David Ward

David Ward is a Partner in the Employment and Commercial teams. He trained with Blacks Solicitors from 2011 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. He acts for both individuals and companies, providing clients with clear and practical legal advice and excellent client care. David specialises in running Employment Tribunal litigation, negotiating complex and contentious […]

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Chris Allen

Chris Allen qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and joined Blacks Solicitors in 1994, where he has held the position of Managing Partner since 2008. He specialises in advising on the drafting and negotiation of Settlement Agreements, drafting contracts of employment, and conducting Employment Tribunal proceedings. Chris is recognised by The Legal 500 for “leading […]

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Workplace dress codes: What not to do

Workplace dress codes are becoming increasingly controversial with a number of high profile cases and changes to company policies having recently appeared in the media. For example, Virgin Atlantic recently announced that its female cabin crew are no longer required to wear makeup. This is only the latest in a series of businesses updating their […]

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Employment Client

I write my review with very emotional feelings. David and his colleagues have been my rock, confidant and counsellor at some point for the past 9 months. Without their help and support I would not be where I am today… There was nothing I needed to do. They took ALL the stress and worry away […]

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Employment Client

The usual professional service I have become accustomed to from Blacks Solicitors. Website Admin

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Employment Client

Blacks was recommended to me by three people, all of whom said you were the best! Many thanks to all the team who looked after this difficult situation for me. Website Admin

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Employment Client

Couldn’t fault it, efficient at every step. Felt like it was a big enough firm to have the required ‘clout’ and reputation but small enough to feel like a personal service. Website Admin

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Employment Client

Very honest, with a personal touch showing they want to give you the best advice. They’re truthful on the reality and strength of your case, given the facts. They manage expectations well. Website Admin

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Employment Client

David Ward was extremely professional throughout but he was also very personable and took all of my concerns and individual issues on board, right from the very beginning. He worked tirelessly and was always available to help when I had any questions or when things got difficult. 
Without David I really would have been lost but […]

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Employment Client

I contacted Blacks for advice with employment issues and within twenty minutes David Ward called me. I felt completely reassured after speaking to David that I would be represented by a first rate solicitor. The service David provided was highly professional and efficient. I would recommend David Ward from Blacks Solicitors to anyone facing employment […]

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Employment Client

David Ward expertly handled a dispute I had with my employer after I had become dissatisfied with my union’s handling of it. Professional and positive from the outset and throughout, David transmitted his confidence to me, and it was not misplaced. In securing an outcome I was happy with, David was as efficient as he […]

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Employment Client

Superb support and service. They were professional, responsive, efficient, understanding & sympathetic to my situation. Thank you Blacks, but mainly thank you to David Ward, who was excellent to deal with and whose approach and person-ability made it obvious that my choice of Blacks was going to be the right one; the service that he […]

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